Adidas All In Wrap Up (1 of 2)

21 Jul

Coaches from all across the country were at hand in the queen city to take in talent the midwest has to offer at the Adidas All In Classic.


Antonio Capaldi 6’5″ wing Michigan Playmakers 17U

Capaldi turned in his best performance of the AAU season on Friday night. He came off the bench hitting his first four shots of the game, including two threes, to give his team early momentum which would be used to gain separation in the route win over Who Got Game. He just needed to see one go through to get into a rhythm. He put the ball on the floor and pulled up in the mid-range game, came off a screen or two in the lane, or spotted up on the perimeter for a few threes. Also a quarterback on Madison Heights Bishop Foley’s football team, Capaldi showed he can take a hit or two, converting on two and-ones in the game. He’s got quick feet in the team’s 3-2 zone, and his length at times is hard to get around for opposing ball-handlers.

Ted McCree 6’3″ guard Michigan Playmakers 17u

McCree was solid over the two pool games for 17u on the day. He came out shooting in the first game, going 3-3 from three pointers in the first half. However, he showed more of a complete game in the second game on the day, putting the ball on the floor, getting past his defender, finishing at the rim, and hitting some pull up jump shots in the lane. But Ted is more than just a scorer, he handled the ball a little bit as a point guard creating and finding teammates, getting steals and playing defense, and rebounded well in spots over the course of the day. Besides just basketball ability, his IQ and understanding for the game set him apart from most high school guards at this level. He seems to never get rattled or frustrated on the court, and keeps an even demeanor even through rough parts of a game.

Antwan Carter 6’3″ forward Michigan Playmakers 16U

Carter is an athlete. He probably has the highest vertical on the team, and he isn’t even the tallest player. He used his athletic ability to rebound the ball both offensively and defensively on the day. Carter is still polishing up individual skills such as shooting and creating offense for himself, but the potential is there to be a decent prospect over the course of the next two years.

Saturday Morning

Kyle Woodruff 6’2″ guard Michigan Mustangs-Woodruff 16u

Handled more of a scoring role for the Mustangs in the team’s game vs. SMAC Primetime, coming out and getting 12 of the team’s first 15 points in the game, hitting a couple threes, and contested finishes in the lane.  Competes with an impressive IQ for the game, as to be expected because his dad is the coach of the team, making a few nice passes or cuts to get easy baskets.  Real good shooter when playing off-the ball, especially when he gets a clean look.

Andrae Powell 6’6″ forward Michigan Playmakers 17u

A bit of a tweener between a small forward and power forward, Powell proved he can do a bit of both and be effective.  Powell impressed coaches in the victory vs. Ohio Elite with 17 points and hauling down seven rebounds.  He’s got a nice touch from 15 feet and in that can be extended to the three point line at times, and can take his man off the face up, and get to the lane with his left hand.  Good athlete, decent leaper off the floor, and length all give Powell the potential to become a promising prospect at both ends of the floor if he continues to work on polishing his game up.


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